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Women Who Rock

Oral history archive and community project

Website: Women Who Rock

Project Synopsis

Women Who Rock brings together scholars, musicians, media-makers, performers, artists, and activists to explore the role of women and popular music in the creation of cultural scenes and social justice movements in the Americas and beyond. This multifaceted endeavor reshapes conventional understandings of music and cultural production by initiating collective methods of research, teaching, and community and scholarly collaboration. It encompasses several interwoven components: an annual participant-driven, community engagement conference and film festival; project-based coursework at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and an oral history archive that ties the various components together.

People Involved

  • Ann Lally, Digital Collections Curator, UW Libraries
  • Angela Rosette-Tavares, Digital Projects Designer, UW Libraries

Libraries Role

The Libraries advised on metadata to be used in constructing the site.  The Libraries also designed and developed the site and maintain hosting of the collection in CONTENTdm.